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    Hidden Figures, The true untold story

    Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle ... Read Article »

    WWII in Hastings Bus Tour Packages

    Our bus tours are back! Join us April 9 or 23, for a great afternoon of history. Get a sense ... Read Article »

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing ... Read Article »

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  • Events at the Museum

    Picture1The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley
    FREE Presentation | Saturday, April 8 • 2 pm
    She was described as the “greatest woman rifle shot.” A star attraction of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her daring shooting feats. Details Here


    summer_fun2017Summer Fun | Member registration NOW OPEN! | Non-Member registration opens March 15. This summer, get up close with art, science, and history! Registration for Summer Fun classes is now open to Museum Members. Class Details Here. Register early. Classes fill quickly!

    free-farm-vectorPreschool Playday: On the Farm | Sat, April 8 | 10-10:45am
    From the planting to harvest, here is a lot of hard work that goes into farming! Join us as we split open a seed to see how they work, learn about Nebraska crops, and make a mosaic art piece out of seeds  to take home. Details Here

    nad_muralWWII Tour Packages are Back | Sundays, April 9 & 23 | 1-5pm | Get a sense of what it was like to live in Hastings during one of its boom periods. The city’s population nearly doubled between 1942 and 1943. Where did they live and work? Don’t miss your chance call to reserve your spot today! Details Here

    NN7123647Up Close: Notgeld Currency | Fri, April 14, 10-11 am & Sat, April 15, 11-Noon | From 1914-1923, Germany and Austria issued Notgeld also known as emergency or necessity money. It was issued without sanction by the central government, during a time of economic or political crisis. A program for ages 18-88 presented by our collections staff. Details Here

    Earthflight_Snow_Geese_05Get up close with Birds! | Wed, April 19, 9:30 -11:30 am | Join us for Nature’s Educators from Aurora, CO who will be bringing live birds to the Museum. Audiences will discover various types of birds of prey found all over the world, and learn what it takes to care for them. Followed by a showing of Earthflight. Details Here

    74497___gustavorezende___Kids_6_03Solar Observing: Returns April 22 | 11-Noon | Weather Permitting | A FREE opportunity for you to use a specially equipped telescope to safely look at the sun – to get an up close look at the star at the center of our solar system! Details Here

    C51nkkYUYAIueOwHappy Birthday, Nebraska! | Sat, April 22 • 2-4 pm | RSVP by Wed, April 19 | A family event featuring state history, activities, and historical characters from the Adams County Historical Society. Groups of all ages will be able to reenact an Oregon Trail experience and more. Details Here

    Messenger-PosterThe Lessons of Songbirds | April 29 & 30 | May is Nebraska Bird Month and we are kicking it off with a film & more! See ‘The Messenger’, a visually thrilling tribute to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird. Combine with a tour of our bird collection or a presentation by Mary Brown. Details Here


    New Exhibit | To celebrate Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood, the Hastings Museum and the Adams County Historical Society have teamed up to install a new exhibit, Honorable Mentions: 150 Years of Adams County History. The exhibit will honor past and present citizens of Adams County who have had an impact on the county and the state of Nebraska. Details Here

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